Before you call me a heretic, I am aware that this question poses great distress, however, I invite you to journey with me from
an unorthodox perspective. First, let us start with the book of Genesis, which Moses wrote, 1000's years after Adam and Eve.
Genesis 1: 1-2
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters."
Noticed " God created " Which indicates, this work has previously been completed "heavens and the earth".
Why was the earth formless? Empty?
Why was it dark? Where did the water come from?
" the deep" here refers to the " abyss" why was there an abyss (hell) at the beginning?
Why was the "Spirit of God" or the "Holy Spirit" hovering over the abyss?
If you, at any point ever asked those questions, or now that you are reading this, it strikes you; welcome to Spiritual enlightenment. Generally, for people who wonder about this sort of thing, God is calling you closer to know His deep secrets.
To bring an element of response to these questions, let us consider that Genesis was not the initial creation of the universe, but rather a " re-creation" of it, which begs the question, when did all this start? Why was the earth in chaos mode in genesis? -- Dude, what happened!!!
Let's examine this verse as an element of response:
In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.2 He was with God in the beginning.3 Through him all things were made; without him, nothing was made that has been made.4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.
This chapter here in John is not referring to the same time frame as in Genesis, but rather an earlier Era, This would seem, this is when God initially created the heavens and the earth. " The Word" represents Jesus Christ. Through HIm all things were made aka ( heavens, earth, galaxies, and lights) V4, In Him was Life and the light to all mankind.
If that's the case, this would suggest a time before Adam and Eve, an earlier civilization, which is undated, yet it would match the findings of scientists who suggest life existed on this planet millions of years before. In biblical theology, this is referred to as the " Gap Theory".
Reader: Big claims Here... Rabbi, any biblical evidence?
Author: as a matter of fact., yes.
We are dealing with two types of creations here,
John: ex-nihilo which means, creation from nothing. in this case the spoken word of God.
Genesis: Ex-Materia, the creation out of something that previously existed ( re-creation)
One of the biblical clues that suggest what happened between this creation and Genesis, is the fall of Satan which we will touch on together. ( yup, we're in this together bud.)
Isaiah 14:12-17 ( click this link to view text)
It refers to the fall of Satan, Which was king of the earth and a Priest in heaven, His job was to get instructions from God and go tell to the nations as kings, so they would prosper, when they do, He was to take the glory and praise from the people and bring it back to God. Lucifer was one of the most powerful created Beings and one of the Highest Honor, Beautiful in appearance and surrounded by light, God said He was perfect in All His ways.
How have the mighty fallen? He was so successful because of his privileges that he became obsessed with Himself and lost sight of God. He said within Himself, Why do I have to bring this glory back to the Highest? I am handsome, wise, feared, and successful I want to be worshipped. " With that, he started drafting a Plan to overthrow God, So sin originated from His Emotions and His attributes. So will be the case for anyone who's too full of themselves, God Resists the proud. Do you crave glory, and feelings of validation? This is a dangerous path to be. Ask God to help you and He will.
So Lucifer as King over the earth planned to overthrow God, He successfully convinced other Angels who have seen God, to turn against Him ( how charmingly deceitful ) he must have been. Angels are wise, be careful of the deceptions of the devil. His words are soothing and seem right. When the Devil rebelled, God cast Him and his friends out. Jesus said " satan fell like lightning" kinda like the flash, so it was not much of a fight, He got stricken, not by God, Just an Angel " Michael" so Satan is a weakling.
What happened to the earth or His Kingdom? It faced the judgment of God.
God is Showing Jeremiah the destruction of that first world, because of God's anger over the rebellion of Lucifer. Earthquakes, mountains destroyed, People are gone and the lights disappeared, which would match the descriptions We found in Genesis 1.
psalms 46 also shows God's anger burning against the earth.
This was a lot, let me help structure this.
John represents the initial Creation.
Isaiah 14 & Ezekiel 28(not included) refers to this earlier world and the Ruler, Lucifer who became Stan ( the adversary )
Jeremiah and Psalms 46 show God's Judgement against those acts of rebellion. Earth was destroyed, we don't know how long it was in that state.
Genesis shows when God created Adam and Eve to be his new partners in Humanity.
I hope this helped answer some of the questions you may have had and hopefully stirred more questions, which I will be happy to help find some answers. Thank you for reading, please share with a friend.
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